5 degrees and overcast at the start
Bird Highlight: hooded merganser
Botany Highlight: brightly coloured buds of goat willow
Species list: common loon, red-necked grebe, horned grebe, double-crested cormorant, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, gadwall, greater scaup, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, red-breasted merganser, hooded merganser, herring gull, ring-billed gull, mourning dove, rock pigeon, downy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, brown creeper, American crow, golden-crowned kinglet, European starling, house sparrow, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, dark-eyed junco, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow.
Next week, the Saturday group is at Ashbridge’s Bay. For anyone who wishes to be picked up at Greenwod TTC, I will be there at 7:40.